On January 23rd, 2014, the Willis Tower's Skydeck turned into a stylish and deliciously addicting affair with Chicago's who's who of the philanthropy circuit getting together to support Chicago House and their endeavors. Absolute Wrapture 2014, a celebration of both life and progress, was a vivid combination of eclectic art, trendy attendees, and savory cocktails that were simply trop delicieux.
In addition to simply delish cocktails and a vibrant crowd, a silent auction full of beautiful pieces by 30 distinct artists took place throughout the evening. One of the featured artists, Michael Jewula, showcased his attractive piece on angels and positive energy. "I really love this piece...and love that all the money raised is being put to good use," stated Jewula. "I simply love it." The silent auction was quite successful as $6,500 of the evening's funds were raised exclusively from the arte atractif.
Pino, who is originally from New Mexico, discussed the vibrant culture of giving in Chicago as one of "flair with the importance of giving."In the eve of Chicago House's 28th year as a philanthropic entity in our city, the organization continues to serve families by providing housing, employment services, medical linkages, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency.